: Lowest price but good CAGS elim????



Joey'sVee
04-18-05, 11:27 PM
Who makes the lowest price but good CAGS eliminator??? I want one that will last forever but $50 seems a little steep for a resistor in a plasting protector. Maybe it's just me...:crying2:

I know your going to say, "If you can spend $50K on a car you can spend $50 on this!" And your right but I had to save up to get this car and I just hate to spend $50 on somethign that SEEMS like it should only be about $10. Please don't flame me for this one :worship: (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=98#)

Thanks for your help!
Joey

wildwhl
04-18-05, 11:31 PM
Joey'sVee

The lowest price and best CAGS eliminator will be the one that YOU make.

If you are unwilling to make one, there is only one choice - StealthV makes the best. (<----That is a period)

By the way, not meant to be a flame :bouncy:

Dave's V
04-18-05, 11:34 PM
I agree, StealthV's version is the best. Even the dealer mechanics were impressed when I asked if they could install it when they did the rear end.

StealthV
04-18-05, 11:41 PM
Option #1. Purchase the unique in-line design StealthV model.
Option #2. Buy the non-inline version on ebay: tie-rap and tape your wire harness.
Option #3. Make your own.
Option #4. Go the custom tune route.

A large majority of the people on this forum went with #1.

If Option 4 were to become a reality from a certain company, I heard a rumor that there would be a discount for past !CAGS Eliminator customers. ;)

:cheers:

Dennisscars
04-18-05, 11:56 PM
In this hobby, "You want cheap, you get cheap.:fan:"
dennis-ism

Happy with mine, no duct tape for me.

I drive a Cad not a Dodge powerwagon.

Dennisscars
04-19-05, 12:05 AM
Option #0.5 Do nothing. cost $0. go everywhere full throttle...
Option #5 buy Maggie cost $$ Only use 1 -3 -6.

lawfive
04-19-05, 01:10 AM
Option #6: Move someplace where there's no traffic.

PS: I have Rick's !CAGS, and Mmmm, it's good. I've been poor, but now I'm old enough to have some money. If you don't, and have to prioritize your spend, then do the 1-4 shuffle until getting rid of it becomes a high enough priority. In the big scheme of things these days, $50 is like 10 or 12 cups of coffee. Well worth it. Spend it so that Rick can get HIS coffee.

akm2k5
04-19-05, 03:29 AM
Option #7: stealthV is in a great mood tomorrow and gives out free CAGS eliminator like AIDS...

trekster
04-19-05, 06:34 AM
Option#8: Well, there is no other option just buy the cags from Stealth. ;)
http://www.stealthv.nitro-nights.com/
(http://www.stealthv.com)

Joey'sVee
04-19-05, 08:26 AM
Option #8: Just order the damn thing already!!!!

:yeah:

Thanks for the help guys. I'm going to order it today!!! :2thumbs: (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=98#)

HDMLNIUM
04-19-05, 09:12 AM
I have the StealthV's cags eliminator and love it. I drove my car for 2 days before I stored it for the winter and hated the skip shift. One of the first things I ordered for the car was the StealthV cags Eliminator.. Just buy it, it is only $50.00..:thumbsup:


Bill-05-V
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05 CTS-V--- Light Platinum
Llumar Clear Bra and Tinted windows, LS6 Emblem, Stealth-V z06 fuel rail covers and Cags Eliminator,
K&N drop in filter, B&B 3" resonator exhaust....more mods coming..
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sefa01
04-19-05, 09:32 AM
Option #6: Move someplace where there's no traffic.

PS: I have Rick's !CAGS, and Mmmm, it's good. I've been poor, but now I'm old enough to have some money. If you don't, and have to prioritize your spend, then do the 1-4 shuffle until getting rid of it becomes a high enough priority. In the big scheme of things these days, $50 is like 10 or 12 cups of coffee. Well worth it. Spend it so that Rick can get HIS coffee.I'm glad I don't live where you do. $4 or $5 for a cup of coffee is too rich for my blood. But I agree on Rick's CAGS eliminator: It was the first option I bought and well worth the money.

urbanski
04-19-05, 09:41 AM
mine will be for sale soon :)

ylwjacket
04-19-05, 09:46 AM
After you commute in traffic a few times, and have to deal with being locked out of shifting, which can be outright dangerous when you're on the freeway and the queue is beginning to move and you're sitting there cursing the lockout, then you'll realize it's the best 50 bucks you've spent in a long time.

Joey'sVee
04-19-05, 10:21 AM
Just ordered it from StealthV!!!

odysseus
04-19-05, 10:28 AM
$50 sounds like a lot until you sum up the costs for doing a professional job. In a business, labor hours cost $$$. Even it it only takes a half hour to build and test the part, that could cost $20 for a fully burden technicians time.

Besides using factory connectors, the cost of crimp tools required to crimp terminals can be astronomical. We do aircraft harnesses and we have specific crimp tools for specific terminal pins. Granted, ours are MIL spec, but they cost between $100 and $800 each! You'd better be doing more than one connector to recoup the costs. Even a cheapo crimp tool will run you $50.

The insert-a-resistor-and-wrap-with-electrical-tape solution will likely work fine for a while (until it gets wet), but I have to agree (even though I don't own a V) that a professional job for a $50K car is in order. Since it's removable, you can sell it when/if you sell your car to the next guy. (let the new owner drive it without it, and casually tell him about the solution that you'll gladly sell him).

Kels55
04-19-05, 10:54 AM
After you commute in traffic a few times, and have to deal with being locked out of shifting, which can be outright dangerous when you're on the freeway and the queue is beginning to move and you're sitting there cursing the lockout, then you'll realize it's the best 50 bucks you've spent in a long time.

It's obvious you live near Orlando or Tampa with the traffic you are describing.

As for the CAGS elim, StealthV's is the best design and quality. But if you feel that it is too pricey for you then your next best option is to make your own, because the other available CAGS eliminators are homemade, and if I wanted a one I would rather me make it than trust someone else.

Or, hold off buying the CAGS eliminator if you plan on buying a tuner for you V. Must of the available tuners have the option to delete the CAGS from your computer.

lawfive
04-19-05, 12:02 PM
I'm glad I don't live where you do. $4 or $5 for a cup of coffee is too rich for my blood. But I agree on Rick's CAGS eliminator: It was the first option I bought and well worth the money.

You don't have topless Starbucks girls in Jersey?

akm2k5
04-19-05, 12:04 PM
Awsome.. Hope you enjoy your purchase!

dreamcarc6
04-19-05, 12:47 PM
Option #8: Just order the damn thing already!!!!

:yeah:

Thanks for the help guys. I'm going to order it today!!! :2thumbs: (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=98#)

If you want to save a little money, I have an extra skip shift eliminator that I got with my Katech short shifter. It is not a StealthV, but it will work. You can have it for $25 including shipping. Let me know.

Ghost-V
04-19-05, 01:46 PM
Do the plug-n-play CAGS eliminators like StealthV's surpress the display from showing the Skip Shift icon, or merely prevent it from engaging?

I'm thinking a custom tune would be neccessary to eliminate the dummy light...

StealthV
04-19-05, 06:09 PM
Yes, a custom tune is necessary to disable the 1>4 shift light on the speedometer.

RobzBLKV
04-19-05, 07:03 PM
On the other hand, the 1-4 light is an indication that the eliminator is working when you shift into second. :)